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HRCP’s concern over maligning of HRDs, specter of cyber law use against PTI

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, March 15: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over government representatives’ statements regarding trying a key political leader under the cyber crime law. The Commission also expressed serious alarm over some parliamentarians seeking to malign the country’s leading human rights defender for questioning how members of judiciary conduct themselves. […]

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Eight Demands on March 8: HRCP moot urges opening up spaces for women human rights defenders

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

  8 March 2017 On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)held a conference “opening up spaces for women human rights defenders” in Islamabad. Among others, KishwarNaheed, MarviSirmed, FauziaSaeed, Mangla Sharma, Tahira Abdullah, Farieha Aziz, SheemaKermani, I. A.Rehman, and Harris Khalique spoke at the event. The participants at the […]

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Press Release: Recognise & protect women human rights defenders, HRCP to govt

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, March 7: On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities to recognize the role of women human rights defenders and protect them from discrimination, harassment and attacks. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “Women rights defenders are subject to the […]

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HRCP demands across-the-board action against terrorists

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, February 17: Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP is […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP appalled by anchor’s ceaseless hatemongering

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, February 10, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several renowned journalists and rights defenders in a tirade that has been going on for weeks. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has been horrified by the licence […]

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International Law and Human Rights must be our Compass

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

New York, Paris, 31 January 2017 – President Donald Trump is putting the United States out of step with international human rights principles of non-discrimination and the protection of refugees, declared FIDH today, the worldwide movement for human rights. “Let us be perfectly clear: refugees are not terrorists, they are the first victims of terror,” […]

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Pakistan – Disappearance of human rights defender Samar Abbas

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 14 January 2017, the family of missing human rights defender Mr. Samar Abbas registered a First Information Report (FIR) at Ramna Police station in Islamabad regarding his disappearance from Islamabad on 7 January 2017. Samar Abbas is the president of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP). CPAP is a human rights group based inKarachi […]

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HRCP demands bloggers’ recovery, end to climate of fear

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, January 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over a growing sense of insecurity among civil society activists following disappearance of several bloggers over the last fortnight. It has called for their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Commission stated: “The authorities are surely aware of a climate of […]

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HRCP demands quick recovery of missing activists

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, January 9, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over four rights activists going missing in Lahore and Islamabad over the last few days. It has demanded their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed disappearing on January […]

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